Lightweight Italian carbon frames are a thing of beauty and finishing a build off with the right components can really bring the best out of the bike. Scapin is a boutique company and the LTD SL is a high-end all rounder that is comfortable but stiff. Built in limited numbers, 20 to be precise, it’s not a frame you’ll see on too many group rides.

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On this Scapin LTD SL build, a Campagnolo Record 11 groupset ensures the shifting is crisp and precise. Campagnolo Bora One 50 clinchers help the bike cut through the wind. The build is finished with carbon FSA K-Force bar, stem and seatpost. It’s hard to argue that for this build, the white handlebar tape and a white saddle just really bring things together.

Scapin LTD SL

A frame with a limited run of only 20 is pretty exclusive. The matte black finish with a subtle drizzle-like pattern resulting from the composite process add a  nice design element. The white Scapin logos look really sharp.

Thin seatstays and the frames carbon layup are designed to make the bike comfortable for long rides. The Classic Italian race geometry allows the bike to be a touch twitchier while the 73.5-degree head tube angle makes the LTD SL handle like a race machine. Intended to be a fun and agile bike, it excels whether the road is flat or tilted upwards.

Campagnolo Record 11

An Italian groupset is very fitting for the Scapin. Campagnolo Record 11 offers the aesthetic and performance that compliments every aspect of what the frame is trying to achieve. With 170-mm crankarms for spinning the 36/52-tooth rings and a 11-27 tooth cassette, the bike isn’t built for the high mountains but offers versatility for a wide range or roads.

Campagnolo’s hood ergonomics are unmatched. The four-arm crank spider looks awesome and everything is capped off with Campagnolo Bora One 50 clinchers. The wheels are light, stiff and provide the aero edge that’ll have you finding free speed on the flats. Out of the saddle they are responsive and in corners they are stable.

FSA seat post, stem and handle bars

The K-Force zero setback seat post has a one-piece carbon fiber shaft and a forged alloy topper for adjusting the saddle to the perfect position. The seat post’s low weight makes it perfect for a performance oriented build. The K-Force OS-99 is a hybrid stem made from alloy and carbon forged together using what FSA call carbon structural integration. It’s light, strong, is 100 mm and has a 6-degree angle. Finally the 40-mm K-Force handlebars are high-modulus unidirectional carbon and are designed to dampen some of the vibrations from the road. Wrapped with white Octto proffesional gel bar-tape, they really pull together the esthetics of the bike and give the rider


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